Dysphagia for Occupational Therapists


The student will learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the normal swallowing mechanism, how to recognize and evaluate dysphagia, and diet modifications and safe swallow strategies.


Hours: 3.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-1024
Hours: 3
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate basic competence of diet modification and safe swallowing strategies.
Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the swallowing mechanism.
Apply methods used to evaluate the swallowing mechanism.
Identify the information to be included when documenting your evaluation.
Recognize the ethical and legal dilemmas regarding swallowing issues.

Structures Involved A Few Definitions How Does a Swallow Occur? Evaluating Deglutition (The Clinical Bedside Evaluation) To Refer or Not to Refer: That Is the Question! MBBS/FEES Making Recommendations Diet Modifications Documentation Ethical and Legal Decisions Regarding Swallowing Issues

Expert Reviewer: Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP
Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP has been practicing speech language pathology for 8 years focusing on the dysphagia and neurogenic communication adult population. Amy has worked in various New York City acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, short term rehabilitation centers, home health care, and outpatient private practice. She has extensive experience in performing and evaluating Modified Barium Swallow Studies. Her teaching experience includes supervising Clinical Fellows to attain their certification, as well as certified speech–language pathologists in home health and skilled nursing facilities. Amy has also worked extensively with the New York City Board of Education K- 12 and Special Education schools. Special projects include publishing various articles for trade magazines and blogs, contributing to CEU courses, publishing of a live website, and creating clinical assessments and evaluations. She is currently authoring a speech and language textbook and conducting a research study in dysphagia. Disclosure: Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Home Health, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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